This is a great hands on unit for 4-5 students that is aligned with ELA & Math CCSS, and Next Generation Science Standards for Engineering & Design. Students will read the nursery rhyme "There Was an Old Woman", and design and build a new shoe house for the Old Woman and her children, with the option to film a real estate commercial to advertise the shoe house. This project will require students to use Perimeter, Area, and Volume (learning displacement method), design and build a "shoe house" and create a stunning visual.
***Please note additional materials are needed for this activity***
Shoes (one per group), foam board or cardboard (for base), graphing paper, measuring containers, and marbles.
This packet includes:
Introduction and Objective Page
3 pages of ELA, Math and Next Generation Science Standards for 3-5
Student self assessment
Old Woman Nursery Rhyme
Building Shoe Houses Lesson Directions for students
Building Shoe Houses Brainstorming Page
Building Shoe Houses Measurement Recording Sheet
Building Shoe Houses Curb Appeal Explanation
Building Shoe Houses Student Checklist
Building Shoe Houses Real Estate Commercial
Building Shoe Houses Real Estate Commercial Script Recording Sheet
Building Shoe Houses Displacement Method Explanation Book for Students (to find volume of a solid object)
Building Shoe Houses Display Banner
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